Obelisk of Ihy

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5221, offering room debris

Dimensions

Overall: 64 x 20 x 15 cm (25 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.958

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

This is a small limestone obelisk with sunk hieroglyphic insciptions along one face: Hry Xbt, nswt, Imy-r, wpt Htp and name IHy.

Provenance

From Giza, G 5221, offering room debris. Nov. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition